Molecular diagnosis of two closely related mealybug species (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae)

Tóbiás, I. and Kozár, F. and Kaydan, M. B. (2012) Molecular diagnosis of two closely related mealybug species (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae). Acta Phytopathologica et Entomologica Hungarica, 47 (1). pp. 51-54. ISSN 0238-1249

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Planococcus citri (Risso, 1813) and Planococcus ficus (Signoret, 1875) (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) are important polyphagous pests species. Their high degree of morphological similarity in male and larval stage makes them difficult to distinguish. The aim of the study was to find a simple and fast PCR-based method to separate these two mealybug species. Thanks to the use of a short DNA extraction method and species-specific primer pairs, P. citri and P. ficus can be distinguished at any developmental stages within three hours.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QH Natural history / természetrajz > QH540 Ecology / ökológia
Q Science / természettudomány > QK Botany / növénytan > QK10 Plant physiology / növényélettan
Q Science / természettudomány > QL Zoology / állattan > QL01 Systematic zoology / állatrendszertan
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Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2017 15:40
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2017 15:40

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